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What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:06 am

I guess LX means luxury?
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:09 am

What country are you talking about?

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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:16 am

S is the letter you will find stuck on Swedish cars


 
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:21 am

No, not on license plates, but letters that designate car models.
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:23 am

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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:38 am

They are just marketing terms used by the car manufacturers to differentiate the same model to different buyers.
 
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:36 am

Yeah, its definately to differentiate various models to carbuyers by the manufacturers.
i.e.

Honda

CX Cheapest Model
DX Next model
LX Mid Model
SI Sporty Model
EX Luxury Model
SE Luxury Model

and so on with VW also there is

GL
GLS
GLX
GLSVR6
GLXVR6
GLXVR6 4Motion

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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:55 am

In the UK, Fords are probably the most common cars on the road, and their model range would look something like this:

TD, LX, GLX, Si, Ghia, Ghia X

Sports models in the Ford range usually have the designation 'ST'.

Don't ask me what the initials of each model mean, I haven't got a clue!

 
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:59 am

By the way, to all those people that say the Ford Mondeo is crap (namely my Vectra driving Brother):

My 1995 Mondeo GLX has done 20,000 miles in the last ten months. It now has 70,000 miles on the clock. I took it in for the dreaded MOT test today, and it passed with flying colours!

I'm delighted with this, I thought I was going to have to splash out some cash!

 
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:24 am

The letter "T" usually means that it's a Ford. T for "Tin Lissy".

But there are other Fords. As Gerald Ford said in his first speach after becoming US president: I'm a Ford, but not a T-model.
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 9:58 am

Depends as you go from company to company. LX is luxury with Plymouth/Chrysler and for Honda its their mid-model.
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:42 am

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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:43 pm

We had an Avalon XLS before; Extra Large Sedan? And now and Odyssey EX-L Extra with leather?

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RE: In Mexico...

Wed Jan 09, 2002 3:35 pm

Hi!

Here in Mexico ...

Chrysler
Just for this cars:
Neon, Cirrus and Stratus
SE -Sedán Especial- (Special Sedan) Cheapest Model
LX - Luxury Model (With not a single airbag)
SX - Top of the models. (Quite weird to find a car of this type in Chrysler, Dodge car dealers)
Chrysler's cheapest car in Mexico, Atos (about $8,000 USD) does not have options.

Volkswagen and Seat
Used to make a difference in their models but they stopped using GL, GLS etc ...
Now:

Ibiza, Toledo, Alhambra, Cordoba, Jetta, Golf, Pointer, Derby, Beetle, Sharan, Eurovan and Passat

Trendline - Cheapest Model
Comfortline - Mid Model
Highline - Luxury Model
Sportline - Sport Models like the Jetta 1.8T, VR6 or Sharan 1.8T, Golf GTI or Pointer GTI.

Ford
For luxury models they use the word "Ghia"
Mondeo Ghia or Focus Ghia.

Renault and Peugeot
They use french words for cheaper or luxury models.
and "XS" for the sport version of the 206.

and Chevrolet...
They use the words "Comfort" or "Elegance" in the Astra, Corsa or Zafira.
For Cavalier, Chevy, Impala, Malibu etc... they only use letters... kind of "Chevrolet Cavalier A" (or "B" or whatever...)

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RE: In Mexico...

Wed Jan 09, 2002 3:48 pm

Honda/Acura in the US:

DX = Deluxe (actually the bare-bones model, gotta love marketing)
LX = Luxury (well equipped, but not luxurious!)
EX = Excellence (?) (loaded to the hilt)

Type R = Racing (or Rice?  Laugh out loud )
TL = Touring Luxury (midsize luxury sedan)
RL = Road Luxury (large luxury sedan)
CL = Couple Luxury (luxury coupe)
 
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RE: What Do Car Letters Mean? -LX, S, C, Etc.

Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:50 pm

Here in Singapore:

Nissan:

Nissan Sunny/Sentra 1.5 EX Saloon
Nissan Sunny/Sentra 1.6 Super Saloon
Nissan Sunny/Sentra 1.6 Super Sallon Luxury
Nissan Cefiro 2.0 20G
Nissan Cefiro 3.0 Excimo

Toyota:

Toyota Corolla DX-1.5
Toyota Corolla LX-1.6
Toyota Corolla LX 1.6 Elegance
Toyota Corolla LX 1.6 Sport

Honda:

Honda Civic 1.6 ESI
Honda Civic 1.6 EXI
Honda Civic 1.6 SIR

Mercedes-Benz models here have either AvantGarde or Elegance as suffixes.

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